Friday, February 17, 2006

Watch out on the road!



Earlier this week I took my daughter to take her drivers test. The night before we spent in the parking lot of the local grocery store practicing parking. This seemed to be the most challenging part of driving for her. She couldn't pull into a parking spot straight to save her life. I was a bit worried for her about this part of the test but she pulled it off with flying colors. She was so proud of herself for not knocking over one flag! After that part of the test the rest was a breeze. Except for the one curb she ran over on a right turn. Ooops. But she passed. Whew! A few more gray hairs on mom. She was really upset though that the Sect. of State office was closed though and she couldn't go directly to get her license. So I let her check in late the next day to school so that we could go get it. It was Valentines Day after all, so that was my treat for her. Two down, one to go. My youngest is counting the days before he can start drivers training. Sometime in April. That is going to be an experience!

Well, it's that time of year again. Taxes! Got ours done today and we are getting back a nice little lump sum. Enough to pay for our yearly property taxes, which makes me happy. Trust me, here in MI that's not peanuts!

Have a great weekend everyone!

12 comments:

Barb said...

Peach, we had our taxes done today too, and we're also getting a nice little bit back. I was worried, what with a new state, more income, etc. but those moving expenses really helped. Car insurance for two teenagers is bad enough, you must really be looking forward to having three drivers!

Can I add your link to my journal?
That way I will remember to stop by here on a regular basis.

Have a great weekend.

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Oh what fun! I have the task of teaching boys at the Ranch to drive and at times it can make me want to pull my hair out. I have two more this month, so I am praying God will keep me safe. lol

Barb said...

I'd be honored to be added here, thanks

curious servant said...

My kids are having trouble studying for the tests... J. will probably never get there...

So... I'm off the hook fr a while.

Rachel said...

Getting the driver's liscense! I remember getting mine. How exciting that she got it on Valentine's day. That was a good gift!

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Hey, if you want some really great Christian Rap for your kids, get anything by Flame, Cross Movement, Cedenough, or LaCrae. The Ambassador is really good too.

kristy said...

Hi Peach,
Don't know why I didn't discover you before--looks like we're reading a bunch of the same blogs! And here's a good one: I taught CCD for one school year (4th graders) -- you know what a way I have with kids, right? Anyway, I FEAR the day when my kids start driving. As should anyone sharing the road with them. Scary, scary stuff.

FTS said...

Oh, I think the gray hairs are just beginning now that she has her license. ;)

Doug Bagley said...

Oh the mememories of my sons learning to drive. That's where most of my gray hairs came from, lol.

Dorothy said...

LOL, how would you like to have a daughter flunk the driving test 3 times? Sheesh. Now she's on the road. With your daughter. Think I'll stay inside! *grin*

chesneygirl said...

How exciting for her!

David said...

Oh I so remember those days and do not wish to repeat them.